IDG World Expo Appoints Vice President of Sales

FRAMINGHAM, MA – August 29, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced the appointment of Richard Kazarian as Vice President of Sales. In this newly created position, Kazarian will be responsible for the sales operations of all IDG World Expo brands including Macworld Conference & Expo(R) and LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R).

Kazarian has over 16 years of IT event industry experience. He spent 14 years at Key 3 Media (formerly Ziff Davis Inc.), where he worked on Comdex and Networld+Interop and held roles of National Account Manager, National Sales Manager, Director of North American Sales and VP of Business Development. Most recently, Kazarian worked at Questex Media where he was Group Sales Director for their technology portfolio.

"We are very pleased to have been able to find such a well-qualified candidate to join IDG World Expo as our new Vice President of Sales," said David Korse, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. "Rich brings to the team strong sales management and leadership skills as well as hands-on knowledge of event sales."

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), Real Time CRM Solutions(TM), OSBC(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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